Plasser & Theurer news

News about Austrian track machine and railway infrastucture maintenance equipment supplier Plasser & Theurer and its international activities.

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    ​Track Maintenance: Modular welding offers smoother running


    Following service testing with the latest evolution of its proven APT 1500 R flash-butt welding head, Plasser & Theurer is now developing a modular range of carrier vehicles to optimise both design and utilisation.

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    Union Pacific rebuilds Plasser tamper


    USA: Union Pacific’s Denver workshop has completed work on the first of 32 Plasser American 09-16 Dynacat continuous action tampers which are to be rebuilt to be more user-friendly, enhance safety and simplify repairs. Casey Prewitt, Senior Manager, Maintenance of Way Shop, said this was the ...

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    On-track plant company installs solar panels


    UK: Plasser & Theurer agent Plasser UK has installed 339 photovoltaic solar panels to take advantage of the large roof space at its west London workshop as part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce carbon emissions. The PV system supplied by Solarsense will generate 114 000 ...

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    Track machine order signed


    BULGARIA: National Railway Infrastructure Co has awarded Plasser & Theurer a contract to supply three track machines. The contract signed by the infrastructure manager’s General Director Zlatin Krumov on June 19 covers the supply of a tamper, a ballast profiling machine and a machine for replacing ...

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    Plasser & Theurer unveils ÖBB electric maintenance vehicles


    AUSTRIA: The first of 56 electric-battery modular maintenance vehicles ordered by Austrian Federal Railways has been unveiled at Plasser & Theurer’s factory in Linz.

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    Track machines ordered for Scandinavia


    EUROPE: RB Solutions has awarded Plasser & Theurer contracts to supply a Unimat 08-4x4/4S tamping machine by the end of 2025 and a USP 2010 SWS universal ballast distributing and profiling machine in April of that year. The Austrian manufacturer said the two machine types were ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    This week’s news from the global railway supply chain.

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    Joint venture offers rail asset digitisation by drone


    AUSTRIA: SmartDigital Group and Plasser Group’s Digital Railway Solutions have formally established the Dynamic Rail Utilities Monitoring joint venture which will use unmanned aircraft and AI to build digital models of rail infrastructure assets. ‘With SmartDigital we are able to digitise a route from the air ...

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    Bi-mode tamper ordered


    NORWAY: State-owned rail engineering contractor Baneservice has placed the first Scandinavian order for a Plasser & Theurer Unimat 09-2X-4x4/4S Dynamic E³ tamping machine equipped for electric and diesel operation. The tamper will use the 15 kV 16⅔ Hz overhead electrification to provide power for both movement ...

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    Electrification motor tower cars delivered


    AUSTRIA: Europten has taken delivery of the first two of three Plasser & Theurer MTW 100.216 motor tower cars for use on electrification and maintenance projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The MTW is a designed for overhead contact line installation inspection and maintenance, and can ...

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    Modular maintenance fleet ordered


    AUSTRIA: Plasser & Theurer is to supply ÖBB Infrastruktur with a fleet of 56 modular maintenance vehicles with hybrid traction drives under the largest contract ever placed with the company. The order includes an option for another 46 vehicles. First delivery is scheduled for the end ...

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    DB accepts ‘Hulk’ hybrid 09 tamper


    GERMANY: DB Bahnbau Gruppe named its latest track maintenance machine ‘Hulk’ at a joint ceremony with supplier Plasser & Theurer in the outdoor arena at InnoTrans on September 20.

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    Plasser & Theurer focuses on increasing infrastructure capacity with technology


    INNOTRANS: Austrian track machine manufacturer Plasser & Theurer will be focusing on digitalisation, automation and environmental issues at InnoTrans 2022, presenting a range of innovations to help increase infrastructure capacity through the smarter use of technology. In the outdoor area, Plasser will ...

  • Dual Inventive and Plasser & Theurer have signed a co-operation agreement with a view to developing tools and processes aimed at improving track worker safety.

    Plasser and Dual Inventive sign track worker safety technology partnership


    NETHERLANDS: Dutch technology specialist Dual Inventive and Plasser & Theurer have signed a co-operation agreement with a view to developing tools and processes aimed at improving track worker safety. The partners are aiming to increase the output of on-track plant, with a specific focus on minimising ...

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    Digital Railway Solutions Alliance launched to enhance rail efficiency


    INTERNATIONAL: A partnership of 15 track, digital services and rail infrastructure specialists has been established to create what the members call an ‘open innovation ecosystem’ to enhance the efficiency and safety of railways globally. Branded as the Digital Railway Solutions Alliance, the partnership was formally launched at ...

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    Future Track Technology – NOW Plasser & Theurer at the Internationalen Ausstellung Fahrwegtechnik (iaf)

    2022-05-31T13:06:00Z Sponsored by

    Right on time and in line with the slogan “future track technology – NOW”, the Austrian technology leader Plasser & Theurer presents several new solutions tailored to meet current market needs. Technologies which facilitate an even more efficient use of existing capacities are central to these solutions.

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    Integrated track machine reflects trends in infrastructure maintenance


    GERMANY: Plasser & Theurer is to present its Unimat 09-8x4/4S BR Dynamic E³ combined track machine at the IAF trade show in Münster on May 31-June 2.

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    Plasser emphasises services and customer support at IAF


    GERMANY: Plasser & Theurer’s presence at the IAF infrastructure construction and maintenance trade fair on May 31-June 2 will be encapsulated by the theme ‘future track technology — NOW’. Among the developments being highlighted in Münster by the Austrian track machine specialist will be the addition of Mauritius as its 110th export market.

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    Deutsche Plasser merged with Robel service business


    GERMANY: Deutsche Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH has been merged with the Robel Service & Customer Service business unit to create Plasser Robel Services GmbH with effect from January 1 2022.

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    JR East’s mobile maintenance unit takes to the rails


    JAPAN: East Japan Railway’s GMAC mobile maintenance unit is to ready be deployed from a base at Mito, following delivery of the third vehicle, the railway announced on April 16.